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Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal provides a state-by-state analysis of the different types of diplomas that states awarded to the Class of 2014 and the impact on…

I Came Here to Learn

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Students whose First Language is Not English (FLNE) make up the fastest growing segment of public school students across the country. In Massachusetts, one in five students is classified as FLNE.…

2017 Building a Grad Nation Report

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Authored by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise…

Barriers to Success

Thursday, March 30, 2017

While many young people in America continue to be bombarded by severe adversity, few receive the supports and resources they need to cope and succeed.

Closing the College Gap: A Roadmap to Postsecondary Readiness and Attainment

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As the United States' advantage in educational attainment continues to decline, Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University joined together to release Closing the…

Barriers to Wellness

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This report provides new insights into the obstacles to wellness young people of color face in five cities and brings young people’s voices and views into the discussion about what affects their…

Are High School Graduation Gains Real?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Experts at the GradNation campaign – led by America’s Promise Ailliance, Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and the Alliance for Excellent Education –

Who’s Minding the Neighborhood?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The role of adult capacity in keeping young people on a path to graduation  

2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Released annually, by the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance,, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, shows detailed progress…

Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation

Monday, September 19, 2016

Part of the Don’t Call Them Dropouts series of research, Dispelling S

Hidden in Plain Sight

Monday, June 13, 2016

This report examines the growing problem of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying currently and formerly homeless students and the state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to help…

2016 Building a Grad Nation Report

Monday, May 9, 2016

Written annually by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent…

2016 Building a Grad Nation Data Brief

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Building a Grad Nation Data Brief highlights state high school graduation rate trends, with a focus on the graduation rates for key groups of students. For the first time, the Data Brief includes…

Comprehensive Community Initiatives - Case Studies

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Collective impact – a collaborative approach to solving social problems - is a popular tool used by the government and community-based organizations.

Building Blocks of a GradNation

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Research Brief on Assets for Keeping Young People in School

Don’t Quit on Me

Sunday, September 6, 2015

This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school.

Expanded Learning, Expanded Opportunity

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How Four Communities Are Working to Improve Education for Their Students

2016 Building a Grad Nation Report

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Written annually by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and

GradNation Community Summit Toolbox

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GradNation Summit Conveners:  These resources will help you prepare to host a successful GradNation Community Summit. Please contact your summit manager with

Don't Call Them Dropouts

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The past decade has seen impressive growth in and commitment to helping more students graduate, fueled in part by a growing body of research on barriers.

Building A GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (2014)

Monday, April 28, 2014

For the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School…

Dollars for College: A Student Financial Planning Toolkit

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dollars for College Financial Planning Toolkit is designed to help students and families best understand all the available resources that can make higher education affordable.